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Two men charged over fatal fire

Two more men have been charged with murdering four members of the same family after a deadly house fire.

The men, aged 19 and 21, will appear at Leicester Magistrates' Court on Monday, Leicestershire Police said.

It brings to a total of seven people, including a youth, who have now been charged in connection with the fire in Wood Hill in Leicester, earlier this month.

Earlier today, Shaun Carter, 24, Jackson Powell, 19, and Nathaniel Mullings, also 19, all appeared alongside a 16-year-old at the city's magistrates' court each facing four counts of murder.

They were all remanded in custody and are due to appear at Leicester Crown Court on Tuesday.

It follows the charging of 18-year-old Kemo Porter on September 19, who also stands accused of the same charges.

He is currently remanded in custody awaiting a crown court hearing next week.

Shehnila Taufiq, 47, her daughter Zainab, 19, and sons Bilal, 17, and Jamil, 15, were all killed in the blaze, which began in the early hours of Friday September 13.


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